I, an Actor

Author: Nicholas Craig

Publisher: Methuen Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780413765505

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 173

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Presents the humorous fictionalized memoirs of British thespian Nicholas Craig.

An Actor's Revenge

Author: Ian Breakwell

Publisher: British Film Inst

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 55

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An Actor's Revenge is one of the masterworks of the modern Japanese cinema. Visually stunning, with some of the most imaginative widescreen camera-work ever seen, the film exemplifies director Kon Ichikawa's self description: 'I was trained as a painter and I strill think like one'. How Ichikawa transforms a melodramatic tale into a total cinematic experience is vividly analysed in fellow artist Ian Breakwell's sympathetic study. An Actor's Revenge tells the bizarre story of Yukinojo, a nineteenth century Kabuki female impersonator who employs his theatrical skills to deceives and destroy the merchants who caused the death of his parents. Ichikawa's film is a remake, thirty years later, of Teinosuke Kinugasa's 1936 box-office smash, using the same actor, Kazuo Hasegawa, in the twin roles of transvestite Yukinojo and virile thief Yamitaro. What might have been a mere gimmick proved an inspired stroke of casting. Breakwell acclaims Hasegawa's dual performance as one of the cinema's greatest displays of acting, in which the highly artificial conventions of Japanese theatre are mobilised in a dazzling play on the mysteries of identity and sexuality. An Actor's Revenge is one of the masterworks of the modern Japanese cinema. Visually stunning, with some of the most imaginative widescreen camera-work ever seen, the film exemplifies director Kon Ichikawa's self description: 'I was trained as a painter and I strill think like one'. How Ichikawa transforms a melodramatic tale into a total cinematic experience is vividly analysed in fellow artist Ian Breakwell's sympathetic study. An Actor's Revenge tells the bizarre story of Yukinojo, a nineteenth century Kabuki female impersonator who employs his theatrical skills to deceives and destroy the merchants who caused the death of his parents. Ichikawa's film is a remake, thirty years later, of Teinosuke Kinugasa's 1936 box-office smash, using the same actor, Kazuo Hasegawa, in the twin roles of transvestite Yukinojo and virile thief Yamitaro. What might have been a mere gimmick proved an inspired stroke of casting. Breakwell acclaims Hasegawa's dual performance as one of the cinema's greatest displays of acting, in which the highly artificial conventions of Japanese theatre are mobilised in a dazzling play on the mysteries of identity and sexuality.

In My Mind's I

An Actor's Autobiography

Author: Michael Redgrave (Sir.)

Publisher: New York : Viking Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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The distinguished British actor chronicles three generations of this accomplished theatrical family and discusses his early life, development as an actor, marriage and children, affliction with Parkinson's disease, and later career

Once A Saint

An Actor's Memoir

Author: Ian Ogilvy

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472122046

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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'A wickedly entertaining new memoir' Daily Mail According to the Daily Mail Ian Ogilvy was 'the undisputed star of 1970s TV as the dashing Simon Templar in Return Of The Saint'. The show turned him into a household name, causing him to be touted as the next James Bond. From a liberal upbringing in post-war Britain, boarding school escapades and life at RADA, Ogilvy enjoyed an acting career spanning more than fifty years, including TV show Upstairs, Downstairs and films Witchfinder General, No Sex Please: We're British and Death Becomes Her. His story plays host to a spectacular all-star cast including Boris Karloff, Hayley Mills, Penelope Keith, Derek Nimmo, Timothy Dalton, Derek Jacobi and Meryl Streep, and Ogilvy gives a vivid account from behind the scenes of the Golden Age of television and film. Once a Saint is an amusing and unvarnished story: a tremendously endearing tale from a working actor. His story is modest and endlessly charming, told in such a way that opens a reader's heart to him.

There And Back Again: An Actor's Tale

Author: Joe Layden,Sean Astin

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0753546981

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 368

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When Sean Astin, veteran Hollywood actor of over 30 movies including The Goonies, and Rudy, landed the part of Samwise Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings, he knew it was going to be different to anything he'd ever worked on before. Here he shares his heartfelt opinions on his early movies, how he got the part of Sam at that point in his career, and what it was like to be on set for nearly two years of his life. How did he and the other cast members get along? What were the excitements and the dangers they faced during filming? What happened the evening that Elijah Wood lost the keys to his room? How did Sir Ian McKellen cope when he didn't like the music the hobbits listened to during make-up and what happened when the crew considered striking? Revealing and immensely readable, There and Back Again is the behind-the-scenes look at what it was like to be involved in the making of one of the biggest movie franchises of all time.

An Actor's Tricks

Author: Lorna Marshall,Yoshi Oida

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408140969

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 112

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A founding member of Peter Brook's international theatre company, Yoshi Oida infuses his acting and directing with the artistry of the Oriental traditions and a mastery of Western forms. In this disarmingly accessible study of the art of acting he shares his unique experience and range of expertise. An Actor's Tricks offers a meticulous scrutiny of the actor's preparation for performance and comes with a foreword by Peter Brook. Drawing on an unrivalled wealth and range of expertise in the fields of acting, directing and training, Yoshi Oida and Lorna Marshall provide an authoritative and fascinating study of the art of the actor. In scrutinising the process of performance from the twin perspectives of the actor and director, An Actor's Tricks is filled with hints, insights and stories from productions with Peter Brook and from around the world. Beginning with the daily preparation to train the body, it moves to the process of rehearsal for a performance right up to the moment when the actor steps onstage. An appendix of practical exercises is included for the actor to follow. The books combines principles and techniques from both Western and Eastern disciplines of acting to provide a masterful study essential for every actor and director.

An Actor's Work

A Student's Diary

Author: Konstantin Stanislavski

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134101473

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 728

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Stanislavski’s ‘system’ has dominated actor-training in the West since his writings were first translated into English in the 1920s and 30s. His systematic attempt to outline a psycho-physical technique for acting single-handedly revolutionized standards of acting in the theatre. Until now, readers and students have had to contend with inaccurate, misleading and difficult-to-read English-language versions. Some of the mistranslations have resulted in profound distortions in the way his system has been interpreted and taught. At last, Jean Benedetti has succeeded in translating Stanislavski’s huge manual into a lively, fascinating and accurate text in English. He has remained faithful to the author's original intentions, putting the two books previously known as An Actor Prepares and Building A Character back together into one volume, and in a colloquial and readable style for today's actors. The result is a major contribution to the theatre, and a service to one of the great innovators of the twentieth century.

Object Oriented Analysis and Design Using UML

Author: N.A

Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 1259006743

Category: Object-oriented methods (Computer science)

Page: 370

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"Building on their classroom teaching experiences over the years, Dr Jeya Mala and Dr Geetha have deployed an innovative approach and student-friendly style to explain Object Oriented Analysis and Design concepts, thereby ensuring that the interest of the readers is maintained. The textbook covers case studies, activity models, and diagrams using the latest version of UML 2. The book contains adequate span to cover the curriculum requisites and rich pedagogical features to cater to the needs of undergraduate students."--Back cover.

The Actor and the Alexander Technique

Author: Kelly McEvenue

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0312295154

Category: Drama

Page: 148

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F.M. Alexander developed the Alexander Technique of movement in the early 20th century. Combining vocal clarity and body movement, Alexander developed a performance coaching method that is used by dancers, actors, singers, etc. In The Actor and the Alexander Technique, Kelly McEvenue writes the first basic book about how this unique technique can help actors feel more natural on the stage. She provides warm-up exercises, "balance" and "center" exercises, spatial awareness exercises. She talks about imitation, the use of masks, nudity on the stage, dealing with injury and aging. She talks about specific productions that have successfully used the Alexander Technique, such as "The Lion King". With a foreword by Patsy Rodenburg of our own phenomenal The Actor Speaks this is a book that belongs on the shelf of every working and studying actor.

An Actor's Guide to Getting Work

Author: Simon Dunmore

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408109271

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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Competition for acting work is fierce, and although talent is important, actors need all the help they can get. Now in its fourth edition, this practical, comprehensive guide contains invaluable information and advice to enable actors to make the most of: drama schools; audition speeches and sight-readings; letters, CVs and photographs; finding and working with an agent; auditions for musicals; the fringe; interviews; TV, commercials and films; voice-overs; the Internet; Equity. The author, an experienced director, has drawn on his own knowledge and also on the experience of numerous other professionals to produce a book that has become the standard work of reference for actors of all ages.

An Actor's Odyssey: From Orson Welles to Lucky the Leprechaun

Author: Arthur Anderson

Publisher: BearManor Media

ISBN: 1593935226

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 228

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ARTHUR ANDERSON claims he's been in every branch of show business but grand opera and the circus. He became a professional actor at twelve on radio, including 18 years on the children's fairy tale program Let's Pretend. His first Broadway stage appearance was with Orson Welles in the Mercury Theatre's Julius Caesar. Summer stock, winter stock, musical stock, television and motion pictures including Green Card and Zelig followed, and for 29-years he was the original voice of Lucky The Leprechaun for Lucky Charms Cereal, as well as doing dozens of on-camera commercials. This is his story!

How To Become An Actor

The Best and Current Tips Available on Becoming an Actor

Author: Michele Ehlers

Publisher: Michele Ehlers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 17

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Do you dream of being an actor? It's a wonderful dream! If you are seriously considering becoming an actor, this is a must read book. It's new, solid information about what it's really like, and excellent tips on how to help you break into the industry!

The Actor Within

Intimate Conversations with Great Actors

Author: Rose Eichenbaum

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819571652

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 268

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In Rose Eichenbaum’s third work on the confluence of art making and human expression, she delves into the lives of thirty-five celebrated actors through intimate conversations and photographic portraits. With her probing questions and disarming manner, she captures the essential character of her subjects while shining a light on the art that defines them. The work provides extraordinary insights on the craft of acting with discussions of process, techniques, tools of the trade, and how to advice for aspiring actors from seasoned veterans. These stars of stage and screen, known for signature roles and critically acclaimed performances, emerge in The Actor Within with masks and wardrobe removed. Here, they speak their own lines, tell their own stories, and raise the curtain on what it means to live the actor’s life—the challenge of mastering their craft, the drama of big breaks and career woes, the search for meaningful roles, and above all, having the courage to bare their souls before theater audiences or the camera. For the artists featured in this work, acting is more than a profession; it is how they make their way in the world and artfully merge their inner sense of humanness with universal truths. This collection serves as an important inspirational resource for anyone interested in making art, regardless of medium. The Actor Within includes interviews with Karl Malden, Ruby Dee, Ed Harris, Piper Laurie, Marcia Gay Harden, William H. Macy, Ellen Burstyn, Joe Mantegna, Debra Winger, Julia Stiles, Elliott Gould, Elijah Wood, Stockard Channing, Bill Pullman, Amanda Plummer, Marlee Matlin, Charles Durning, Marsha Mason, and many others.

Shooting The Actor

Author: Simon Callow

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448139538

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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A companion volume to Being an Actor, Callow's classic text about the experience of acting in the theatre, Shooting the Actor reveals the truth about film acting. The book describes his film work, from Amadeus to Four Weddings and a Funeral, from Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls to Shakespeare in Love. Its centrepiece is a hilarious and sometimes agonising account of the making of Manifesto, shot in the former Yugoslavia. When Callow first met the film's director Dušan Makavejev to discuss the movie, they both got on famously. Months later the two were barely speaking. Insightful and always entertaining, Shooting the Actor reveals more than any formal guide could about the process of film-making and the highly complex nature of being both actor and director.

Kudiyattam Theatre and the Actor's Consciousness

Author: Arya Madhavan

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042027983

Category: History

Page: 212

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This book explores the training methods, performance and aesthetics of Kudiyattam, the oldest existing theatre from in the world. It brings together for the first time a comprehensive analysis of the psycho-physical techniques employed by the actors in Kerala of this temple theatre form. The book offers an in-depth analysis of pakarnnattam, a unique acting technique that helps the actor to perform multiple characters in a single dramatic situation. This multiple transformational acting technique is highly relevant to enhance the actor¿s abilities such as imagination, spontaneity and improvisation. The book employs a range of theoretical models developed from performance studies, gender theories, consciousness studies, Indian aesthetic and philosophical theories to investigate the actor¿s body in training and performance. Most significantly, for the first time, the book offers some extra-ordinary insights into the links between the actor¿s breathing and consciousness. It covers a range of topics: Hatha Yoga breathing techniques, eye training, hand gestures, movement techniques, voice training and rasa acting. Dr Arya Madhavan is a Lecturer in Drama at Lincoln School of Humanities and Performing Arts, University of Lincoln, United Kingdom